President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have held 68 meetings with potential cabinet picks and will announce a cabinet appointment Tuesday afternoon, transition spokesmen told reporters.
Trump’s communications director Jason Miller said earlier that Trump’s pick for Secretary of Transportation will be announced Tuesday and it has been reported that former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao will get the position. On the call with reporters transition spokesmen did not get specific about which cabinet appointment will be named, only saying that one will be.
Trump will be meeting with Republican Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America Pete Hegseth, president and CEO of Rolls Royce America Marion Blakey, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, Chairman of the House Commmittee on Homeland Security Texas Rep. Michael Mccaul, possible Transportation Secretary Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta, president and COO of Goldman Sachs Gary Cohn, and former Utah Gov. Mitt Romney.
Trump announced two government appointments today. Georgia Rep. Tom Price will be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Miller said Price is qualified to “shepherd” the president-elect’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Which Miller says they want to start as “soon as day one.”
Seema Verma, who has worked on reforming state Medicaid plans around the country, was named as Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.